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Suya Joint Awaits Final Inspection, Could Open Soon

The transplanted West African restaurant is almost ready.

The old Suya Joint location in Roslindale
The old Suya Joint location in Roslindale

A West African bar and lounge is almost ready to reopen. Suya Joint was originally located in Roslindale but shut down a year ago to move to its new location at 185 Dudley St. in Roxbury, where it secured a neighborhood-based liquor license back in July 2015. It's been taking a while for the new location to open, but the wait is almost over.

According to a post on its Facebook page from January 1, Suya Joint is just waiting for its final inspection before it can open.

The restaurant is named for suya, a Nigerian meat skewer. Suya Joint aims to serve high-quality West African cuisine using authentic spices. Owner and chef Cecelia Lizotte started the business for catering and later expanded to a restaurant concept.

When it opens again, Suya Joint will offer catering, plus its array of suya appetizers, classic Nigerian stews, rice and bean entrees, and more. The restaurant also has plans to offer live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.

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